We are all breathing a big sigh of relief – October is finally is here!

We have braved the winter months, headed north for some sunshine and hosted many groups of guests who have tucked themselves away in the warmth at The Old Hospital.

Craft groups have created, social groups have socialised, book groups have read while being curled up on our sofas looking outside at the surrounding hills. Some intrepid walkers have braved the wet and headed off to explore the surrounding areas on foot. Many have come to Loch to support our Winteruption – a series of events hosted by the Village, which have enticed visitors to rug up and get outdoors in winter.

As the sun gradually begins to shine with increasing warmth, we all begin to come out of self induced hibernation. Our cafes and shops in the Village are a hive of activity – we are fortunate to now have a great choice of places to dine and discover.

Next to be hosted by our hard working committee of organisers is our Open Garden Day and Loch Village Antiques Fair. This will be a huge day with both events to be held all within a short walk of each other (as is everything in Loch!). There will be around 9 gardens throwing open their gates from 10am until 4pm to proudly showcase their labour of love. This was a huge success last year and won’t disappoint in 2019. Tickets are $5 per adult and purchasers will be furnished with a map of participating gardens.

The Loch Village Antiques and Homewares Fair will coincide with the opening of the gardens and will be held in the Loch Public Hall. Entry will be by gold coin donation. The wonderful Loch CWA will be whipping up as many scones as will be “Knead”-ed (pun intended). Proceeds from the Fair will be donated to the National Centre for Farmer Health – we are proud to lend our support to this worthy cause.

Back by popular demand in December will be the second Loch Makers Market to be held agin over three venues on Sunday December 8th from 10am – 3pm. Stall holder applications are due to close soon and Makers will be announced in the coming weeks. Once again, the gold coin donation for entry will be donated to a worthwhile cause.

Sitting here as I write, I am so excited to be a part of this vibrant little community. Such a tiny place has so much energy and enthusiasm. 

Do I miss my former life in the big smoke? – NO!
Will I ever return to the city to live? – NO!
And am I lucky to be living in Loch Village? – YOU BET!


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